|New Jersey PRT Study Signed Into Law|
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Acting Gov. Richard J. Codey kick-started a study of next-generation transit technology by signing a law Tuesday that appropriates $75,000 to conduct the research.
The technology, known as Personal Rapid Transit, consists of fully automated, driverless vehicles that run on elevated guideways and offer customized trips without intermediate stops.
The study by the state Transportation Department and New Jersey Transit, will consider viability of the system, projected traffic-congestion relief, and possible route options.
"There is no doubt that New Jersey needs to examine carefully every possibility for enhancing our current rapid transit systems and alleviating congestion on our roads," said Deputy Assembly Speaker John S. Wisniewski, who sponsored the legislation.
Rapid transit: not rapid enough 6-27-2004
Mass transportation to get sleek & daring Architectural Record, pp.5-6
"Taxi 2000" article from Ripsaw weekly. 5-6-2004
PRT gains support 5-2-2004
Bonding bill draws ire Horning misrepresents outcome of Cincinnati & Rosemont projects
PRT, "SkyWeb" Draw Attention in Minn., Calif. Mar-Apr 2004
Discovery Channel Canada (Windows Media) 4-6-2004
A new kind of monorail? KOMO TV, Seattle
Dr. J. Edward Anderson's rebuttal to Light Rail Now PRT report
Minnesota H.B.1686 would fund Skyweb demonstration
From Canada: The Future Hails a Cab
Successful cities innovate: What will Santa Cruz choose?
PRT proposal in Monterey, CA area
Dec. 11, 2003--
Sustainable Monterey Bay
has proposed a Personal Rapid Transit system for the Fort Ord area north of the city of Monterey,
California. The fort has been decommissioned by the military, and the site-- which borders the town
of Marina and the campus of California State University's Monterey Bay campus-- is to be
redeveloped into five "village" communities.
November 5, 2003-
On January 1, 2004, Taxi 2000 will begin its Phase 2 prototype program
to build a working, full-scale, outdoor demonstration of SkyWeb Express.
A substantial investment was recently received, and the company has
sufficient funding for all of stage one and some of stage 2 of the
four-stage Phase 2 program.
Nov. 1, 2003-
This has been a great week for us. After a two-day visit, an out-of-state
investor wrote a check for $200,000 and pledged an additional $1,800,000.
Thus, as you might say, we are underway! Also, this week we had a two-hour
visit from the Minnesota DOT Commissioner, which resulted in specific action
items. Next week we will be visited by the Minnesota Governor's
transportation aid, and on the same day by a high-level staff person
assigned to work with us by the Minneapolis City Council. Later in
November, the Minnesota Transportation Alliance has planned to hold its
monthly meeting at our facility, and staff from Metro Transit have booked to
visit us. Things are looking up very much in Duluth where a high-level
committee, with representatives from all of the important governmental
bodies as well as investors, has been meeting and is poised to invite us to
meet with them soon. In New Jersey, our affiliate MidAtlantic SkyWeb has
developed a detailed plan to start with a system in Longbranch. Several
other excellent opportunities for investment have showed up.
Ride of the Future? MPR 8-28-2003
Skyweb debuts at fair p.7 (photo) Spring '03
Santa Cruz commission debates PRT 7-25-2003
Skyweb's Anderson talks to Duluth council 7-25-2003
Personal taxi is 'disruptive', in a good way. 6-27-2003
Extensive new Skyweb Express Home Page with new online video 5-20-2003
U of Minnesota journal: U start-up... solution to gridlock (p. 10) Spring 2003
Skyweb article from Netscape's "Driving Today" 4-23-2003
Link to Taxi 2000's Skyweb News page 4-13-2003
Taxi 2000's Skyweb
Express debuts 4-11-2003
Taxi 2000 Unveils Prototype 4-11-2003
Transit concept gets its first test 4-10-2003
Goodbye Gridlock! 4-10-2003
Taxi 2000 prototype launch announced 4-7-2003
"...plans to debut transit system in Duluth" 2-27-2003, with photos
Ed Anderson takes the first 'ride', on a temporary platform attached to the top of the chassis. "The motion was smooth and eerily silent," he reported. Note the guideway is now enclosed by metal covers. Taxi 2000 Corp. photo
PRT Pulls Into the Station, Minnesota Public Radio, Jan. 20, 2003.
New transit concept to be put to the test Minneapolis Star Tribune
Readiness The software works, and the vehicles could go FAST. Includes comments about the problems with Raytheon's version of PRT
Ed Anderson profile, Bostonia (Boston U)